Cincinnati vs. The World 06.05.2013

In an effort todifferentiate himself from his Democratic opponents, Libertarian mayoral candidate Jim Berns plans to hand out free marijuana plants at a campaign event. CINCINNATI -1

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In an effort to differentiate himself from his Democratic opponents, Libertarian mayoral candidate Jim Berns plans to hand out free marijuana plants at a campaign event. CINCINNATI -1

Voted the “Cutest Couple” at a New York high school: two boys. WORLD +1

A new American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) study found serious racial bias in marijuana arrests across the U.S.: Black Americans are almost four times more likely than white Americans to be arrested for pot possession. WORLD -2

A Cincinnati Bike Polo team qualified to compete in the National Bike Polo Championship in August after successfully competing in the North American Hardcourt Midwest Regional Qualifier; the Midwest region is considered one of the most competitive in the international bike polo world. CINCINNATI +1

Despite the string of crimes in Over-the-Rhine over the last few weeks, the FBI released findings that Cincinnati experienced nearly 200 fewer violent crimes in 2012 than in 2011. CINCINNATI +1

People who turned to Animal Planet seeking out educational information recently might have found the opposite; the network premiered two “fake” documentaries trying to convince everyone mermaids are real. WORLD -1

THIS WEEK:
CINCINNATI  +1, WORLD -2

TO DATE:
CINCINNATI -7, WORLD -48

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